1. a state of acute pain (Freq. 11)
Syn: ↑agony, ↑excruciation
Derivationally related forms: ↑excruciate (for: ↑excruciation), ↑suffer, ↑agonal (for: ↑agony), ↑agonist (for: ↑agony), ↑agonize (for: ↑agony), ↑agonise (for: ↑agony)
Hypernyms: ↑pain, ↑hurting
Hyponyms: ↑throe, ↑Passion, ↑Passion of Christ
2. misery resulting from affliction (Freq. 8)
Syn: ↑woe
Derivationally related forms: ↑suffer
Hypernyms: ↑misery, ↑wretchedness, ↑miserableness
3. psychological suffering (Freq. 7)

the death of his wife caused him great distress

Syn: ↑distress, ↑hurt
Derivationally related forms: ↑suffer, ↑hurt (for: ↑hurt), ↑distress (for: ↑distress)
Hypernyms: ↑pain, ↑painfulness
4. feelings of mental or physical pain (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑hurt
Derivationally related forms: ↑hurt (for: ↑hurt), ↑suffer
Hypernyms: ↑pain, ↑painfulness
1. troubled by pain or loss (Freq. 1)

suffering refugees

Similar to: ↑troubled
2. very unhappy; full of misery (Freq. 1)

he felt depressed and miserable


a message of hope for suffering humanity


wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages

Syn: ↑miserable, ↑wretched
Similar to: ↑unhappy
Derivationally related forms: ↑wretchedness (for: ↑wretched), ↑miserableness (for: ↑miserable)

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